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Comics => Black Panther => Panther Politics => Topic started by: CKW on April 03, 2018, 10:52:35 am

Title: Wakandanomics
Post by: CKW on April 03, 2018, 10:52:35 am
The Economist:

https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21739796-black-panther-resists-one-economic-myth-perpetuates-another-wakandanomics (https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21739796-black-panther-resists-one-economic-myth-perpetuates-another-wakandanomics)
Title: Re: Wakandanomics
Post by: Battle on April 03, 2018, 12:10:52 pm
From the article:

“Wakanda’s upstream, midstream and downstream mineral sector are entirely controlled by Wakanda itself,” points out Nicola Woodroffe of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, a think-tank in London. It is as if Botswana not only mined, cut and polished diamonds, but also designed and produced the world’s diamond necklaces, drills and bearings. It is as if Norway had a monopoly on oil, petrochemicals and plastics.


Wakanda sounds more like North Korea than Botswana or Norway.
Title: Re: Wakandanomics
Post by: CKW on April 03, 2018, 02:26:38 pm
From the article:

“Wakanda’s upstream, midstream and downstream mineral sector are entirely controlled by Wakanda itself,” points out Nicola Woodroffe of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, a think-tank in London. It is as if Botswana not only mined, cut and polished diamonds, but also designed and produced the world’s diamond necklaces, drills and bearings. It is as if Norway had a monopoly on oil, petrochemicals and plastics.


Wakanda sounds more like North Korea than Botswana or Norway.

I did a fanfic where T'Challa went into North Korea and spoke to the nation's leader about certain parallels between that country and Wakanda.

Anyway kudos to Christopher Priest for writing that particular story about global economics in a comic book which the Economist referenced.
Title: Re: Wakandanomics
Post by: CvilleWakandan on April 03, 2018, 03:01:22 pm
They are self-sustaining. I always imagined that in the background of the Priest stories, Wakandans looked at it like loosing extra income, but all basic needs are met regardless of world economics. The only person to touch negative economicswas Mayberry. That is when I knew the third worlding campaign had begun. lol
Title: Re: Wakandanomics
Post by: supreme illuminati on June 03, 2018, 02:09:55 pm
From the article:

“Wakanda’s upstream, midstream and downstream mineral sector are entirely controlled by Wakanda itself,” points out Nicola Woodroffe of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, a think-tank in London. It is as if Botswana not only mined, cut and polished diamonds, but also designed and produced the world’s diamond necklaces, drills and bearings. It is as if Norway had a monopoly on oil, petrochemicals and plastics.


Wakanda sounds more like North Korea than Botswana or Norway.

I did a fanfic where T'Challa went into North Korea and spoke to the nation's leader about certain parallels between that country and Wakanda.

Anyway kudos to Christopher Priest for writing that particular story about global economics in a comic book which the Economist referenced.


That was one of my favorite books of Priest's...especially how QDJ managed to mix a concise yet accurate lesson in economics with babytalk encouraging the kid to mush and stir the food. That is right on point. Reminds me of how my Bigmama, mother, aunts and older cousins used to do with us.
Title: Re: Wakandanomics
Post by: supreme illuminati on June 03, 2018, 02:11:38 pm
Coming back to this soon, because the real issue about Wakanda is economics. Its unanswerable power and threat to the rest of the European powers of the world [ meaning its ability to totally ignore or control the world's economic tides without any negative consequence ] lie there.